Developing List of Potentially Relevant Innovations across 12 COVID-19 Categories
Innovations that may be ready to deploy, could be adapted for COVID-19 responses, or may inspire new much-needed solutions. TIP: Use the filters below to find specific innovations such as "COVID-19 Categories" for solutions in 1 of 12 categories or "COVID-19 Recognitions" for those identified for their COVID-19 efforts.
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        One Acre FundUPDATED MAR 2021

        Financing and Services for Smallholder Farmers
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        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Evidence & Impact and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Evidence & Impact, Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Burundi, Kenya, Malawi and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$44,408,972 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        M'Care HealthUPDATED MAR 2021

        M'Care AI is an offline and online mobile health assistant for community health workers providing medical care to patients in low resourced communities. M'Care AI includes predictive and prescriptive analytics to mitigate epidemics like COVID-19 and forecast medical supply chain needs.
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        Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Primary Care and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Primary Care, Health Systems, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Non-communicable DiseasesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Prevention
          
        Treatment
          

        Healthy EntrepreneursUPDATED FEB 2021

        Healthy Entrepreneurs delivers effective and affordable health products and services to the last mile, hard-to-reach populations in Sub Saharan Africa, through a network of 5,000 Community Health Entrepreneurs in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi.
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        Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Health and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Health, Inclusion, Social and Behavior Change, Supply ChainsSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Haiti, Uganda and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Haiti, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$5,306,485 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

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        MusoUPDATED FEB 2021

        Proactive Community Case Management to Improve Child Survival
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        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Nutrition, Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
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        Mali, Cote d'Ivoire
        Mali, Cote d'IvoireSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,250,000 Funds Raised
        Prevention
          
        Treatment
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
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        Audiopedia - Essential Knowledge. For all Women, Everywhere.UPDATED FEB 2021

        Audiopedia is a free resource of localized expert audio contents about health, nutrition, child care, gender-based violence, family planning, agriculture and much more. Audiopedia is freely accessible using solar-powered player and on mobile phones.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Health and 25 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Health, Ageing, Basic Education, Child Protection, Child, Early, and Forced Marriage, Climate Change and Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Economic Empowerment, Gender, Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Literacy, Menstrual Hygiene, Methods & Learning, Non-communicable Diseases, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Prevention & Vaccination, Sanitation, Social and Behavior Change, Soft or Life Skills, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Technology, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
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        Tanzania, Uganda, Congo, Republic of the and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Uganda, Congo, Republic of the, Rwanda, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Prevention
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

        VALENCE InVent Xtend™UPDATED FEB 2021

        The VALENCE InVent Xtend™ is a unique medical device for extending ventilator supply during COVID-19 ventilator shortages. It is unique in being able to safely adapt a single ventilator to deliver customizable ventilation to multiple patients.
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        Humanitarian Assistance, Medical Devices, Technology
        Humanitarian Assistance, Medical Devices, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Canada
        CanadaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$50,000 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          

        GAIA Mobile Health ClinicsUPDATED FEB 2021

        GAIA's mobile clinics provide access to critical healthcare at the far end of the road in rural Southern Africa and build the capacity of the local healthcare systems. To date, we've conducted over 2 million clinic visits.
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        HIV/AIDS, Health Systems, Primary Care and 5 moreSEE ALL
        HIV/AIDS, Health Systems, Primary Care, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly ServicesSEE LESS
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        Malawi
        MalawiSEE LESS
        Prevention
          
        Testing
          
        Transport
          
        +1
          

        TotoquizUPDATED FEB 2021

        Totoquiz is a Web and Android application that enables pupils from Primary 1 to 7 in Uganda to learn and revise online
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        Basic Education, Education, Testing & Assessment
        Basic Education, Education, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Data Entry and Exploration Platform (DEEP)UPDATED JAN 2021

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        Data Collection/Needs Assessments
        Data Collection/Needs AssessmentsSEE LESS
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        Pakistan, Myanmar, Nicaragua and 57 moreSEE ALL
        Pakistan, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Paraguay, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, India, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Haiti, Albania, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Aruba, Brazil, Yemen, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Uruguay, Solomon Islands, Central African Republic, Honduras, Mozambique, Burundi, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, GuyanaSEE LESS
        Humanitarian Assistance
          

        Allplex 2019-nCoV Assay by Seegene Inc.UPDATED JAN 2021

        Simultaneous detection and identification of 3 target genes specific for COVID-19
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        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

        HappyTap Co. UPDATED JAN 2021

        Happytap Co. is a social business on a mission to make handwashing convenient and delightful for everyone.
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        Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, Health Systems, Inclusion, Infectious & Vector DiseasesSEE LESS
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        Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, IndonesiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,106,828 Funds Raised
        Prevention
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        DrivedeckUPDATED JAN 2021

        Motivational AT system teaching, assessing & rehabilitation of disabled children and vulnerable adults using the essential human need for autonomous movement to stimulate outcomes. Shared device teaching digital and mobility skills to the excluded.
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        Disability, Inclusive Education, Physical Development and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Disability, Inclusive Education, Physical Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Housing and Infrastructure, Inclusion, Mental Health, Social Development, Technology, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom
        Australia, Ireland, United KingdomSEE LESS
        Enabling Community and Connection
          

        Worldreader Mobile Reading Solutions UPDATED JAN 2021

        Worldreader provides affordable mobile reading solutions that support communities, schools & partners in need of cost-effective, data-rich educational resources, aiming to create digital reading environments that help improve learning outcomes, work readiness and gender equity.
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        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Data/Analytics, Literacy, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, India, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        We Care Solar UPDATED JAN 2021

        Saving Lives in Childbirth with Innovative Solar Suitcases
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        Climate Change and Resilience, Gender Equity, Health and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Climate Change and Resilience, Gender Equity, Health, Energy, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies, SolarSEE LESS
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        Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal, Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, ZimbabweSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,000,000 Funds Raised
        Humanitarian Assistance
          
        Testing
          

        Wanji GamesUPDATED JAN 2021

        The Wanji Games platform uses basic telephony to provide interactive learning through spoken audio. This allows a geographically remote audience with limited literacy access to information in their own spoken language.
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        Communications and Media, Other, Social and Behavior Change
        Communications and Media, Other, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Pakistan, Ghana and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Pakistan, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, Cambodia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, MalawiSEE LESS
        TO DATE$26,950 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          

        Shule DirectUPDATED JAN 2021

        Shule Direct is leveraging existing technologies to improve access to qualified, relevant and contextual digital learning content. Our mission is to improve holistic learning outcomes for children and youth in Africa through digital technology.
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        Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education, AI, AR/VR, Education, InclusionSEE LESS
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        Tanzania, Kenya
        Tanzania, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$341,220 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Same Language Subtitling (SLS) on TV: Lifelong reading literacy for a billion (PlanetRead & IIM-A)UPDATED JAN 2021

        Inescapable and lifelong reading literacy on TV for 1 billion viewers, including 600 million weak-readers, by marrying Same Language Subtitling (SLS) with mainstream entertainment. SLS is now broadcast policy in India. It just has to be implemented.
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        Basic Education, Communications and Media, Literacy
        Basic Education, Communications and Media, LiteracySEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        Pumani bubbleCPAPUPDATED JAN 2021

        Helping Infants Breathe - A low-cost respiratory device for newborns and children.
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        Health, Human Centered Design, Public-Private Partnerships and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Human Centered Design, Public-Private Partnerships, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical DevicesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia, Malawi, Pakistan, Tanzania, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,250,000 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          

        One Family HealthUPDATED JAN 2021

        OFH is a social enterprise that operates a franchise of nurse-owned and operated primary care clinics bringing affordable, quality care to underserved communities. COVID19 could threaten access to primary care, which is critical to a strong response
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        Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Health
        Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Rwanda
        RwandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$897,410 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          

        Mobile Vaani (A federated network of mobile based community media platforms)UPDATED JAN 2021

        Mobile Vaani is a voice based social media platform for rural and low income urban households, low literacy regions, and non-Internet users. It serves media-dark regions in an interactive manner and is accessible to anybody who has a phone.
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        Citizen Participation, Gender Equity, Health and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Citizen Participation, Gender Equity, Health, Communications and Media, Gender-based Violence, Good Governance, NutritionSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        TO DATE$203,805 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          

        Living GoodsUPDATED JAN 2021

        Community Health Workers Providing Door to Door Healthcare
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        Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition and 10 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition, Agriculture Water Management, Clean Cooking, Economic Empowerment, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Gender, Health, Inclusion, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
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        Kenya, Uganda
        Kenya, UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$16,717,020 Funds Raised
        Prevention
          

        iScuelaUPDATED JAN 2021

        We focus on raising the learning levels of school going children, specially in the semi-urban and rural areas, using technology. Our Platform localised, interactive and has a unique “click-only” approach to ensure adoption and reduce learning curve.
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        Education
        EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        Education
          

        Humanitarian OpenStreetMap TeamUPDATED JAN 2021

        Crowdsourcing, digital map creation, participatory mapping, community-led development, humanitarian response, open data and tech.
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        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, GIS/Mapping, Humanitarian Assistance and 36 moreSEE ALL
        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, GIS/Mapping, Humanitarian Assistance, Child Protection, Communication with Communities, Conflict Response, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Displaced Persons & Migration Management, Economic Empowerment, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, Environment, Gender, Good Governance, HIV/AIDS, Health, Housing and Infrastructure, Human Trafficking, Humanitarian Assistance, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Land Tenure, Non-communicable Diseases, Policy and Regulation, Prevention & Vaccination, Private Sector Competitiveness, Refugees, Response Technologies, Sanitation, Social and Behavior Change, Technology, Urbanization, Waste Management, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), YouthSEE LESS
        Data
          

        HarvestPlus (Biofortification)UPDATED JAN 2021

        HarvestPlus works to tackle hidden hunger, a lack of essential vitamins and minerals affecting 2 billion people globally, by breeding vitamins and minerals into everyday food crops using conventional breeding, a method called biofortification.
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        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Public-Private PartnershipsSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Colombia, India and 11 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Colombia, India, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Zambia, Rwanda, Brazil, Pakistan, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Guatemala, El Salvador, Bolivia, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$15,462,000 Funds Raised
        Vulnerable Groups
          

        Gradian Health SystemsUPDATED JAN 2021

        Gradian Health Systems combines a social mission with market forces to develop appropriate anesthesia and critical care medical technology, distribute and support it locally, and bring user-centric training to providers who operate it.
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        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Guinea, Guatemala, Gabon and 24 moreSEE ALL
        Guinea, Guatemala, Gabon, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Botswana, Malawi, Rwanda, Niger, Liberia, Zambia, Benin, Uganda, Tanzania, Swaziland, Laos, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Kenya, Haiti, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Burkina Faso, Ghana, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$800,000 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

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